[R] 'persp' query

Geoffrey William Heard gwheard at students.latrobe.edu.au
Wed Oct 7 01:02:27 CEST 2009

Much thanks David and Peter

I thought about mtext, but didn't try it, as was unsure what the
appropriate 'side' value would be. Any thoughts?



-----Original Message-----
From: Peter Ehlers [mailto:ehlers at ucalgary.ca] 
Sent: Wednesday, 7 October 2009 1:43 AM
To: David Winsemius
Cc: Geoffrey William Heard; r-help at r-project.org
Subject: Re: [R] 'persp' query

David Winsemius wrote:
> On Oct 6, 2009, at 4:46 AM, Geoffrey William Heard wrote:
>> Hi All
>> I'm creating some 3-D plots using the function 'persp', and have a 
>> query regarding the ability to make changes to the label of the
>> There are two things I would like to do. First, the default setting 
>> places the label a little close to the axis for my liking. Is there 
>> any way of moving the label? I've tried adjustments with 'mgp' in 
>> 'par', but without success. The second is to change the direction of 
>> the label. Currently it reads top to bottom, whereas I would like it 
>> to read bottom to top, as per a y-axis on a standard plot. Is there 
>> anyway of doing so?
> ?mtext   # and use the adj argument
Good idea. This works well if your z-axis is fairly vertical
on you plot.

  -Peter Ehlers

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